Michael Feldman wrote:

> [said Terry]
>  I recently introduced Perl for a
> > specific purpose for which it is very well suited (that is, for
> > searching and replacing data in text files).  This was very successful
> > because it was much easier and faster to code than Ada and executed
> > much faster than Tcl.
> But why was "ease of coding" so important in this 500 KSLOC system?
> Surely you could have coded it using a suitable Ada 95 string library.

Perl has reqular expression build into it, Ada does not have a reqular
expression API or package as part of the standard language, unless one
can find such a package, any one knows of one?